The fats in tallow are so close to the make-up of fats below the skin on our body, making Tallow Balm so nourishing and absorbable to our parched skin. In winter our hands get so chapped and dry we can't live without it. In summer, the dirt from the garden dries out our feet and hands, often making cracks in our feet, ouch! I use Tallow Balm as a baby bum cream, for chapped cheeks, lip balm, cuts, you name it! My aunt gave up steroid cream for eczema after trying this and her hands have never been happier. I hope you enjoy our all purpose balm.
- Small Pot
- Jar or Container
- 6 oz beef tallow, preferably organic/know the source
- 2 oz "light" oil of choice such as sunflower, apricot kernel, avocado or almond oil
- 60 drops essential oils- favourites include tea tree, lavender, frankincense, orange
- Using a scale, measure out your tallow and oil into a small pot
- Over medium-low heat, gently melt until tallow is just about melted, take off the heat.
- If its too hot to hold a finger in, let cool until you can hold a finger in for a few seconds.
- Add essential oils, stir well.
- Pour into jars or containers, let cool.
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So I just got a bunch of pork fat, is that a no-no for balm?
No its too greasy
This is a game changer for my skin. The more trips around the sun that I take, the drier my skin becomes. I'm not a big fan of the way moisturizers feel on my skin- this doesn't feel like it's sitting on my skin. It soaks in and leaves my skin silky soft. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and process!
I love this!!
Made this from my recent tallow rendering and we love it! It cleared up some dry spots behind my sons ears.
Loved this recipe. Came out perfect.
Love your stuff... but my girl what is this sonnng I'm going wild
Does this need to be refrigerated?
No, but if there is extra put aside I store it in a dark coolish place
No it can sit on the counter. I would choose a cool location though.
Do you need to use essential oils I am very scent sensitive?
No essential oils are always optional.
The tallow that I got from the butcher has some meat mixed in. Do you just strain it out through a mesh strainer? Should I "cook" longer?
Definitely strain it. You always end up with leftover bits in your tallow liquid. It won't all disappear.